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Political Facebook Groups & Clickbait Satire Trolls

Political Facebook Groups & Clickbait Satire Trolls
Online advertising is big business and sites that depend on it are getting really “creative” in using social media to drive traffic to their pages. If they can dangle some fluff piece with a lurid headline and make you click on it (or better, share it!), then the site can raise ad rates and generate more income. But what happens if not enough people share your content? A whole family of “satire news” sites is hiring paid trolls to drop links on every Facebook page and group they can find.
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Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape

Fox News Guest Tells Women to Stop Making Such a Big Deal About Date Rape
Fox News entered a time warp with a segment titled: "Husband Appreciation: Sage Advice For Wives." Dress nicely, appreciate him, make him a drink at the end of the day, smile, and whatever you do, girls, hang on to him because if he dumps you and you're 30+, your chances of catching another man are slim to none. The segment also includes nuggets about speaking softly on the job and why date rape should really be called "mistake sex."
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#CancelColbert and Satire Loses

#CancelColbert and Satire Loses
There is a growing level of outrage on Twitter over Stephen Colbert, whose joke about the Washington Redskins and Asian Americans has spawned the #CancelColbert hashtag. While Colbert himself condemned the tweet — saying that its lack of context changed the joke from its original meaning on the show — the controversey does raise some important questions and shed some light on the problems with censoring comedy.
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Absurdity Today: Conspiracies, Coupons and Creationism?

Absurdity Today: Conspiracies, Coupons and Creationism?
Is Obama *really* our president? Do creationists now have scientific evidence that debunks the theory of evolution? Can YOU tell the difference between real news and satire?
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Secessionists Miss an Opportunity by Not Using Change.org

The last time so many desired to rid themselves of a tyrannical president they declared war on the Union. Thus, your use of a peaceful means through petitions on the White House’s site is commendable. Furthermore, each state now finds themselves represented by a petition and signatures from people possibly wanting to secede from the United States. Texas leads the way with more than 100,000 people asking the White House to address the issue.
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